EDUCATION ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (GRADES 8-12)

English/Language Arts Requirements

The following courses (39 hours) are required for teacher certification:
*ENGL 1301 – Composition and Rhetoric
*ENGL 1302 – Composition and Reading
*ENGL 2301 – English Literature
ENGL 2302 – American Literature
*ENGL 2303 – World Literature
Select three hours from the following two courses:
     ENGL 3304 – Advanced Grammar
     ENGL 4306 – Introduction to Linguistics
Select three hours from the following two courses:
     ENGL 3305 – Modern Poetry
     ENGL 3308 – The Modern Drama
ENGL 4303 – Shakespeare
ENGL/EDLI 4309 – Young Adult Literature
ENGL 4314 – Contemporary Usage
EDLI 4345 – Teaching English as a Second Language
EDIT 4311 – Multimedia and Video Technology
Select three hours from the following three courses:
     SPCH 1303 – Professional Communications
     *SPCH 2302 – Communication in the Classroom
     SPCH 2303 – Public Speaking

* Fifteen hours are included in the general education core curriculum

Professional Education – High School Teacher Certification
In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching strategies, classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses.

The following courses constitute the professional education sequence:
EDIT 4332 – Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
EDLI 4325 – Developing Reading, Study and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level
EDUC 2301 – Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education
EDUC 3302 – Instructional Strategies and Practices
EDUC 3313 – Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
EDUC 4313 – Classroom Management
EDUC 4318 – Becoming a Teacher
EDUC 4328 – Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School
EDUC 4663 – Secondary Student Teaching